Lumber Wear is a scarf disguised as lumber. The idea for this product sprang from a campaign by the environmental organisation Nepenthes, which advocates a sustainable use of the world’s forests. The current campaign was directed at avoiding wooden garden furniture produced on the basis of illegal logging. The scarf is knit on a digital knitting machine in 100% organic cotton in a technique called “cross-over 2-colour jacquard”. This technique mirrors the colours on the front and back, which gives the scarf two different colour expressions.
Rikke Jo Tholstrup
b. 1980, Danish Textile Designer
Rikke Jo Tholstrup graduated from Designskolen i Kolding, Institute of Fashion & Textile in 2006, and since spring 2007 she has worked with graphic knit patterns under her own brand ‘Wear it for the Boy’. In 2008, Rikke Jo Tholstrup exhibited her products in Galleri 12 in Copenhagen, in Ideal Showroom in Berlin and in Who’s Next Lounge in Paris. In connection with the latter, she won the Who’s Next – design competition for spring/summer 2008. Furthermore, her spring/summer collection ’09 was selected for Topshop Edit. Thus, her knitwear collection was represented in Topshop’s flagship store by Oxford Circus in London in February 2009. She is currently knitting costumes for Hotel Pro Forma and teaching machine knitting and concept development at The Danish Design School. Rikke Jo always takes a very graphic approach to knitting and clothing. The process often begins with little stories and funky doodles on old, crumpled-up receipts in her bag. Next, she drafts patterns and materials on her digital knitting machine. From this interaction between the designer and the knitting machine spring new silhouettes and knit objects. She also draws inspiration from organisations that promote ethical issues on a global level.
W: 25 cm L: 150 cm